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Methodist Cardiovascular Research Center

Dedicated to advancing the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, our research center conducts advanced clinical research in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.

Learn more about Methodist Cardiovascular Research Center.

Cardiovascular research in San Antonio

Methodist Healthcare is dedicated to advancing the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer worldwide according to the American Heart Association. Our team, comprised of expert physicians and scientists, is focused on conducting research for cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.

Methodist Cardiovascular Research Center performs advanced clinical research across the care spectrum from causation, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and conditions. Our team of multidisciplinary cardiovascular investigators collaborate with a diverse range of specialists across specialty areas.

Meet Our Research Doctors 


The Methodist Cardiovascular Research Center (MCRC) oversees a portfolio of cardiovascular and pulmonary trials and studies including:

  • Aortic Surgery
  • Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease prevention
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Heart Failure/ Heart Transplant
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Thoracic & Pulmonary conditions
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO, LVAD)
  • Valve Disease

Clinical trials

A clinical trial is a scientific study that explores the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, device, treatment or therapy. Methodist Healthcare’s goal is to continually improve the overall care of our patients by translating the knowledge garnered through cardiovascular research into cutting edge treatment options. Through clinical trials, our physicians are able to research ways to:

  • Treat heart disease
  • Detect heart disease
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Manage heart disease symptoms
  • Improve quality of life after heart disease treatment

At Methodist Cardiovascular Research Center patients have access to numerous clinical trials and studies for cardiovascular diseases led by scientists.